Purchase Agreement Press Release

CHESS Christian School Reaches Purchase Agreement for Former Ridgeville Christian School Campus

PreK - 12 hybrid educational model offers unique opportunities for the growing Warren County region

After many years of quiet, empty hallways, a local school building will once again be filled with the sights and sounds of students and teachers engaged in contagious learning. CHESS Christian School, established in 2014, recently reached a purchase agreement for the property on Lower Springboro Road, formerly the home of Ridgeville Christian School.

The move is a response to the steady growth CHESS has experienced as families desire alternative educational options. Parents recognize the need for change in education as students prepare for the 21st century marketplace. The hybrid model of education develops strong self-regulation and organizational skills that equip students to be strong community contributors.

After receiving accreditation in 2016, CHESS received private school designation from the Ohio Department of Education. Since this time, the school's enrollment has since increased by 25%, leading to the need for a larger footprint to accommodate continued growth. CHESS Christian School plans to begin the 2019-20 school year in their newly renovated building.

A hybrid model of education provides families with customization and flexibility, as they seek to participate in a school that considers individual students’ needs. Students engage in both traditional classroom experiences and learning that is tailored to students’ unique learning styles, gifts, interests, and abilities.

Tara Lee, Executive Director, shared the vision of CHESS, “At CHESS Christian School, our passion is to prepare students to impact the world for Christ using their God-given gifts.  Through discipleship, students are being prepared to respond to the changing needs of a 21st century marketplace and develop a biblical worldview to serve as change-agents in the community, the church, and the culture.”

For more information about CHESS, renovation plans for the property, or to invest in the redevelopment of the campus, please contact Hannah Kempe at 937-343-1130 or hkempe@CHESSChristian.com.

CHESS Christian School

CHESS Christian School helps students discover who God created them to be as they are empowered to impact the world for Christ. CHESS is committed to strategically matching students’ God-given gifts with creative educational opportunities. To learn more about CHESS, visit www.CHESSChristian.com.